Guilt free Meatloaf and Potatoes

I know, you just ate your body weight in Turkey, but if you’re looking to redeem yourself and still eat well, try these two American favorites on for size!

Turkey Meatloaf

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs of lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, sodium-free (1/4 cup additional sauce for topping, optional)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground if possible
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, fresh

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix turkey, onion, celery and garlic.
  2. Mix all spices together, then add to turkey mixture, ensuring it’s blended well.
  3. One at a time, add the rice, egg whites and tomato sauce to mixture and blend well.
  4. Form mixture into the shape of an oval loaf, and place it in the center of either a casserole dish or a loaf pan. If you’d like a topping, spread that 1/4 cup of tomato sauce on top.
  5. Bake uncovered for 1 1/4 hours at 350 degrees. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

*alternative* – make it a mexican meatloaf by adding chili powder, cayenne and topping it with salsa!

Mashed Potatoes
INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup chicken broth, sodium free
  • Mrs. Dash
  • 1 tsp fat-free sour cream

Directions:

  1. After washing potatoes well, stick a fork or knife in them on both sides, several times, and microwave until baked, after flipping over. Can be cooked in the oven, too.
  2. After baked, slice potatoes in half, peeling the skin off, taking the insides out, place them into a bowl.
  3. Using an electric mixer or masher, whip/mash until creamy.
  4. Add sour cream and seasoning.
  5. Pour the chicken broth in a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.

*alternative* – make it garlic mashed potatoes by using garlic powder or one clove of minced garlic!

Okay, now I’m hungry!

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